Morecambe Football Club and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company have announced a new partnership ahead of the Club’s first Soccer Camp on the island.
Coaching staff from Morecambe FC Academy will sail on the Ben-my-Chree at Easter, as they head to Ramsey to deliver a coaching programme for young footballers aged 6-16 years.
The Soccer Camps will help players develop their skills, with a programme focussing on technical and tactical aspects of the game. The sessions are designed for footballers of all abilities and will be delivered by UEFA qualified staff from the Morecambe Academy.
The Club will also take the opportunity to identify talented players and offer a possible pathway into the Academy and a football scholarship.
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is supporting the soccer camp by covering the cost of travel to and from the Isle of Man for the coaches from Morecambe FC Academy.
Mike Hinchcliffe, Morecambe’s Academy Director, is a regular visitor to the Isle of Man; “I have been over for the TT and Manx GP many times”, he says. “I know the Manx passion for all kinds of sport and the warm and enthusiastic welcome that awaits our staff.”
“I am delighted that Morecambe Football Club has formed this partnership with the Steam Packet Company and I’m sure that together we can further develop the links between the Isle of Man and the UK.”
Stewart Drummond, Head of Youth at Morecambe FC said, “We’ve had a great response since we launched the Soccer Camp programme and our coaches are really looking forward to working with the young Manx players at Easter.”
Mark Woodward, Chief Executive at Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, said: “We are pleased to support Morecambe FC Academy. The soccer camp will be a great experience for the youngsters who sign up to learn new tactical skills from a qualified group of coaches, while working on moves they already know, having fun and making new friends. “
Ramsey Youth Centre and Old Boys FC will provide the venue for the Isle of Man camp, which takes place between 3rd – 5th of April.
For more information and to book a place at the Soccer Camps, visit: www.morecambefc.com/soccercamps *
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company: www.steam-packet.com
* (Update 27/03/2018 - our IOM Soccer Camp has now SOLD OUT)